Major Lazer, the collaborative musical project from DJ/producers Diplo and Switch, will return next month with a brand new EP, titled Original Don.
In 2009, the musical force that is Major Lazer descended upon the masses with what has become some of the most iconic sounds and songs of the past decade. From underground club dance floors to televised pop star performances, the music of the duo has crossed the globe and back, finding it’s way to radio, TV and even being sampled in Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)”, permeating culture everywhere.
Diplo and Switch will now hit fans over the heads with the forthcoming EP on November 1st, via Mad Decent / Interscope.
Already cited by SPIN as a “straight, four-on-the-floor electro-house banger”, the title track “Original Don” (featuring The Partysquad) is heavy with dancehall drums, horns and bass and all of the notable sound effects — lazers, guns, cash registers, cheering crowds — that have become synonymous with the Major Lazer sound.
The EP will also come with a remix from Italian duo, Crookers, as well as alternate versions of the track from The Partysquad and Major Lazer. And yes, this will, in fact, mark good news to many, as the EP acts as a predecessor to one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2012, Major Lazer’s follow-up album to Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazer’s Do and Lazer’s Never Die EP.
Recorded largely in Jamaica at Gee Jam in Port Antonio, the sophomore effort will feature more of the duo’s futuristic take on an electronic dancehall scene, along with many exciting guest appearances.
More details to come. Listen to the EP’s title track below.